Now and again you read something that perfectly sums up the jumble of thoughts in your head.
I think these 2 are spot on.
I’ve cracked it! do stuff people like! then people will like you more and maybe buy some of your stuff. if it’s good stuff.
Spend money on doing something interesting. Then make YouTube film about it rather than TV ad.
Anyone got any others?
News as entertainment. Entertainment as news. Confusing?
I read recently that teens were getting their “real news” from satirical tv news programmes like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Plus – once you begin to understand how media ‘makes the news’ you can’t watch it in the same way. Brass Eye and Screenwipe spring to mind as the main influencers for me.
News media doesn’t help itself when it gives airtime to weirdo dangerous pinheads like Glenn Beck. However, The Onion just smashed him into a million tiny pieces. I love the Onion.
The Onion – Victim In Fatal Car Accident Tragically Not Glenn Beck
Victim In Fatal Car Accident Tragically Not Glenn Beck
If you don’t know who Glenn Beck is then watch this clip from Screenwipe by Charlie Brooker. It’s a brilliant bit of television that should be required viewing for all media students.
Beck gets going at 7m45secs.
Charlie Brooker on British and American TV News
Can you believe this guy’s got a primetime slot on a major network.
Ringing alarm bells yet?
Nick Love and Danny Dyer discuss their film Outlaw and the critical reaction it received.
This is the official DVD directors commentary. This is not a piss-take. Believe it or not.
Contains strong language.
Absolutely hilarious. What pair of clowns.
Here’s a little extra – Danny Dyer getting a lesson from some East End nutter called Mo.
Check out the last ‘clip’ he gives him.
You’re at an event. You meet a interesting person or some cool people.
Add the event to blinka.me after you’ve logged in with Facebook Connect and you can safely re-connect. Maybe you just want to add hotpots you visit a lot to see who else hangs out there.
Asians doing Christopher Walken impressions on Comedy Central. Obviously.
3rd guy nails it. Last one is worse than mine.
One more then.
Kevin Pollock doing Christopher Walken doing “The Aristocrats“
What a complete dude.
Ok just one more impression because it’s pretty good.
Matt Damon doing Matthew McConaughey
We got some 10-year girl old booing her eyes out – so much so that Cowell decided he could push the News At Ten back.
Other lowlights were of course the yawn inducing Susan Boyle saga. “Like yeah man… she was a bit ugly but had an amazing voice. How is that possible?”. Singing lessons. Anyone can have them.
Anyway – I’m tuning into the Swedish one next year.
Here’s two of their entrants… broadcast on National TV.
The Crispbread Dance
Can you imagine this on ITV – the country would go into meltdown.
Good to see total transparency in social media. Haha
Next up in the excellent series of Glug London nights is this little cracker…
For this event they’ve hired the very cool Queen of Hoxton, roof terrace and basement. The event will start from 6pm upstairs on the roof with a free BBQ (and paid bar).
From 8pm (hopefully just before the sun sets on London town) we’ll move down to the basement where Dan, Ian, Matt and Scam from Glue London will be putting together a short talk and run through of recent work. They’ll also be holding some mini workshops.
Unfortunately due to capacity they can only allow 350 to this event so please get your rsvp’s in quick via www.meetup.com/gluglondon.
It’s gonna be a cracker.. so get registered and get down there..!!
The White House has launched a new web site where anyone can submit and vote up their most important questions for President Obama.
Activity on the site will culminate in Obama addressing the top questions on Thursday, March 26.
The site is powered by Google Moderator and the usability closely follows the social voting on Digg.
It’s perception that’s important here.
I’ve taken part if a few Downing Street E-Petitions but the tone still feels like “Us Against Them”. And the result is the Government usually tells you politely to “get stuffed”. And that they were right all along.
Only time will tell how Obama chooses to use this platform.